The USA and Japan split softwave duo Caramel Ship release the LP Marjoram on the 10th.
There is a graceful turn of mood which filters in to the room on hitting play to the eleven track album (available on bandcamp) as the gentle brushes of drum loops flow in slightly different revolution to the underlying electronica giving the output a slightly glitch feel while the measured vocals deftly wield a silk sheen to the compositions affording the songs a rumpled massage in which the listener wants to scrub their spinal column whilst exhaling in pleasured breath.
Sourin is the ambient-idm project of the Japanese music creator Tomoya Shiono.
Creating music which is of extended duration with many songs running to over eight minutes, the intricate development in the compositions ensures that the tracks are not filled with extraneous concepts, rather bodies of work in which the listener becomes fully absorbed.
The closing track on the recent five track EP Kakyou – 佳境 (available on bandcamp) is the seven minutes and twenty seconds of Kusaikire / 草いきれ, which is also the sprightliest on the release with a drum-kit chasing along the bass-loop and the jazz tinctured keys giving the sense of a journey through space.
The Japanese orchestral-wave creator 紺紗実 (kon sami) was introduced earlier in the year.
紺紗実 (kon sami)
From the LP blossom a live performance at the album launch of the last of the nine tracks 夜のワルツ (waltz at night) was made available in which the richness of depth of the compositions is explored in a track that drifts through the room like a lotus leaf supporting an infrastructure of wading lifeforms.
The Japanese synth-soul creator 紺 紗実 (Kon Sami) released the LP blossom earlier in the month, though thus far, only in Japan.
紺 紗実 (Kon Sami) – blossom – artwork
The title track and first of the nine songs – blossom – provides a good indication of the album. Opening with piano which is subsequently accompanied by synths and instrumentation delivering music a calmly drifting measure. The title track, as it evolves is stippled with influences from Southern US blues as slide guitar joins in the just over four minutes number.